Amateur photographer looking for actor headshot advice

2 months 3 days ago #721526 by RockyPeli
I consider myself an amateur photographer though I've had a few paying gigs. I've done mostly family/lifestyle photography and professional headshots for friends on the side. I haven't done headshots for the acting space yet. My nephew asked me to do his to update his Actor's Access profile and for acting school applications. Any advice for styling or what talent reps or casting directors would look for? Suggestions on types of background(s), poses, editing, etc. to do (or to avoid) would be helpful. He's 16 if that makes a difference. Thanks in advance for any tips or tricks.


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2 months 3 days ago #721528 by Nikon Shooter
Since acting is doing, being a role that is borrowed, felt and played
by an actor, I don't care much about anything else but portraying a
"go for it" attitude from the actor him/herself.

In this, the expressions should span from usual subdued classic to
outrageously spectacular… the photo technique may not overwhelm
but support the presentation to an AD.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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2 months 2 days ago #721531 by icepics
If your nephew is applying to get into acting school he might need a professional looking portfolio. Maybe it would be better to try to help him find a pro who does this type work. If it was just for fun that would be different.

Maybe he should ask any friends that are fellow actors or any he knows who have already gotten into modeling school what photographers were used. Could he ask maybe a drama/music teacher or counselor for his grade in school if they have any resources? Help him look at possible photographers' websites and their social media to see their portfolios and samples of their work.

Sharon
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2 months 1 day ago #721643 by RockyPeli
I consider myself an amateur photographer though I've had a few paying gigs. I've done mostly family/lifestyle photography and professional headshots for friends on the side. I haven't done headshots for the acting space yet. My nephew asked me to do his to update his Actor's Access profile a nox.tips/  nd for acting school applications. Any advice for styling or what talent reps or casting directors would look for? Suggestions on types of background(s), poses, editing, etc. to do (or to avoid) would be helpful. He's 16 if that makes a difference. Thanks in advance for any tips or tricks.issue got slved!!


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2 months 1 day ago #721646 by Nikon Shooter

RockyPeli wrote: Any advice for styling or what talent reps or casting directors would look for? Suggestions on types of background(s), poses, editing, etc. to do (or to avoid) would be helpful. He's 16 if that makes a difference. Thanks in advance for any tips or tricks.issue got slved!!


You're making your life more difficult, Rocky.

Talent reps or casting directors won't care for theses things as it is
all in the character, playfulness, attitude and what not, they can re-
coins potential.

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